The evolution of Mazda powertrains takes another step forward as it couples its high torque turbo engine with all-wheel drive and offers it in one of the brand’s most popular compact cars. This pairing delivers refined performance, balanced by a smooth and confident driving experience. When the fourth-generation Mazda3 first took to the road, passionate drivers told us they wanted more power.
Mazda has listened and now the 2021 Mazda3 has an available Skyactiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine. This turbocharged powertrain delivers an impressive 250 horsepower and a robust 320 lb-ft of torque with premium 93 octane fuel, or a solid 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular 87 octane fuel. Part of what sets the Mazda3 apart is the development of its Dynamic Pressure Turbo system. This innovative technology accelerates exhaust gasses through a tiny inlet to quickly spool up its turbocharger at low RPM. This happens before opening a larger secondary passage to use throughout the engine’s operational range.
The result is a smooth yet powerful driving experience ideal for the open road or tight city streets and everything in-between. Exclusively for the Turbo models, sport mode incorporates an enhanced G-Vectoring Control Plus. This slight change will help optimize the feeling when driving on twisty roads.
With sport mode on, the car will automatically downshift under braking and avoid unnecessary shifting mid-corner to help provide a more dynamic and natural feeling in and out of corners. The front suspension is also retuned with stiffer springs and damping to maintain the same ride comfort with the addition of the turbo engine. A stiffer front knuckle helps provide a more direct steering response on all 2021 Mazda3 models.
Furthering its ability to deliver the spirited driving dynamics fans can expect from the brand, whether merging onto the highway, changing lanes or picking up speed from idle, the Mazda3 offers responsive power the instant the driver needs it. Even at low engine speeds where the vehicle is usually cruising, Mazda3 can still deliver peak torque. This reduces the need for downshifts to respond to small changes in acceleration — helping to provide a smoother driving experience.
Complementing the new driving power of the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo is the brand’s i-Activ AWD system. By distributing more torque to the rear wheels, approximately three times more than previously allowed, the i-Activ AWD system improves low traction performance while expanding the performance envelope when cornering.
With the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo, the road ahead just became all the more breathtaking.